South Portland, Maine
Martha’s passion developed by working with metal. Drawing upon this fascination, she has devoted herself exclusively to the pursuit of innovative metalsmithing and jewelry design. Martha synthesizes diverse elements to create designs that cast an enduring impression. Using several techniques in her work including fabrication, casting, roller printing, and engraving. Her designs are stamped with signature Sullivan patterns, with the finished piece oxidized to enhance both texture and form.
Martha is intrigued by the idea of decorating one’s self and how that translates into a common thread across societies. Individuals and societies have always used ornamentation as a form of personal or collective expression. She creates jewelry to help people share their story and to enhance individual statement.